Go Green with Your Spring Clean

Go Green with Your Spring Clean

March 23, 2021

Ready to spring clean in an eco-friendly way? The solution is as close as your kitchen in the form of vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. These three natural ingredients can tackle most common cleaning jobs without negatively impacting our air and water like the harmful toxins and chemicals found in many household cleaners. White …

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Make a Point to Go Paperless

Make a Point to Go Paperless

February 8, 2021

Going paperless helps our planet. Trees are needed to make paper, but they also absorb carbon dioxide, which helps to slow climate change. Also, paper production releases toxins which contribute to acid rain and greenhouse gases. Reducing the amount of paper consumed should be a priority for the sake of Mother Earth. Some suggestions on …

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Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

January 19, 2021

A new calendar year is an opportune time to start new eco-friendly habits. Let’s resolve to go greener in 2021! Be a more responsible resident of the planet as you kick off the new year: subscribe to paperless billing and statements switch to online newspapers and magazines pay bills online ditch the plastic water bottles …

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Dress to Impress the Planet

Dress to Impress the Planet

December 15, 2020

Many people give plenty of attention to their clothes, yet precious little to what goes into fashion. Consider the natural resources consumed in the growing, production and distribution of textiles. Fortunately for the environment, in recent years there has been a surge in green fashion – clothing made from sustainable materials in environmentally friendly ways. …

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Worn but Not Worn Out

Worn but Not Worn Out

November 23, 2020

T-shirts – you have them everywhere! You wear your favorites frequently, but what about the rest? You’ve got a pile of them that have been outgrown, a bag of them that seem to have multiplied in your closet, a box of “special” ones that are more like souvenirs and a drawer of ones that are …

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Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

November 5, 2020

As COVID-19 required widespread school closures and distance learning for Colorado students in 2020, a digital divide became a chasm. An estimated 54,000 young people across the state lacked an appropriate device or internet access to participate in online learning. In response to this critical need for computers to enable student learning, Alpine Bank joined …

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Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

November 5, 2020

Alpine Bank Boulder employees love working in their “green” LEED Gold-certified building. They also welcome the chance to get outside and get their hands dirty volunteering at Growing Gardens whenever they can. Growing Gardens is a remarkable nonprofit organization that has brought sustainable agriculture education and food donations to over 136,000 Boulder County residents over …

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The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

November 5, 2020

One of the guiding principles of Alpine Bank’s Green Team is a commitment to continuous improvement of the bank’s environmental practices. This commitment lives large in the Tower, Alpine’s flagship building, which dominates the downtown Grand Junction skyline. As part of maintaining its certification to the globally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management, Alpine …

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When Investing in a Greener Earth

When Investing in a Greener Earth

September 16, 2020

Donating your hard-earned “green” to help make the world greener is a noble action. When you give your dollars to a charity, you want to make certain that they go as far as possible to benefit the cause you support. Charity Navigator can be a helpful information source. According to their website, CharityNavigator.org can guide …

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Be a Natural Beauty

Be a Natural Beauty

August 13, 2020

For some of us living green means avoiding ingredients that can endanger our health. For others living green can mean avoiding ingredients that contain animal products or that have been tested on animals. That’s why making your own beauty products (many of which, when manufactured commercially, are far from green) is such a great idea. …

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